In Memory of Kateryna (Katie) Polanycia

Kateryna (Katie) Polanycia
Kateryna (Katie) Polanycia
Born: June 29, 1925
Died: December 10, 2018
Age: 93
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Kateryna (Katie) Polanycia
June 29, 1925 - December 10, 2018
From: Sudbury, MA

Kateryna (Katie) Polanycia, 93, passed away December 10, 2018, at Sudbury Pines Elder Care in Sudbury, MA.  She will join her husband and daughter in the family plot in Nevada, IA.  Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, December 14, 2018.

Kateryna immigrated to the USA in December 1950, with her husband Iwan and three children.  They settled in Belfield, ND, where they raised five children.  She was a stay at home mom until 1960, when she ventured into a food service career.  Until 2005, she worked in several restaurants in the area starting as a dishwasher and elevating to a cook, favored by many.  She was a member of St. John Ukrainian Catholic Church and participated in many church activities.  Her favorite pastime was embroidering on flour sack dish towels and creating holiday crafts as well as offering homemade food treats to many friends and neighbors.  She was extremely personable and known for her wonderful sense of humor and storytelling. 

Kateryna is survived by 4 children, 9 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her husband Iwan, and daughter Olga. 

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Alzheimer’s Association in your area and/or visit a local elder care facility and bring a smile to those who need a bit of comfort. 

Ryan Funeral Home of Nevada, IA, has been entrusted with the care of Kateryna and her family. 


Friday, January 4, 2019 at 12:34 PM
“I worked with Katie at the Trapper's Kettle in the 1980's when I was in high school in Belfield. She made the workplace so much fun and was a great Lady! I was always fond of her.”
- Adrienne Lowenstein-Runge
Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 9:29 PM
“I remember your Mother well. My mother enjoyed visiting with her. I remember your mom as always having a bright smile and being a very attractive woman ( I still see her beauty in her photo), and working at Pete's cafe. My brother is Dave Logosz. Sincere condolences to your family.”
- Madonna Logosz
Friday, December 14, 2018 at 8:32 AM
“So sorry to hear of Katie's passing . She was a very special person in my life and the life of my son Taitum ! She was a " Grandma" to him . We both loved her . I worked with her at Trappers Kettle , Katie was a great coworker/teacher !!! Love and prayers to all of you !!! 😘💕”
- Sheryl Hoodie
Friday, December 14, 2018 at 8:32 AM
“ My sincerest condolences to Katie‘s family. I had the pleasure of taking care of her while she was a resident at St. Luke’s nursing home. She was one of the kindest and caring women that I have met she was a true blessing. God be with you at this time”
- Arlis
Friday, December 14, 2018 at 8:31 AM
“I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear mother. My sympathy and prayers. I will always have fond memories of our good visits, her wonderful cooking and her kind heart. May you cherish all your special memories as you honor her treasured life! ”
- Michele Lindemann Jaeger
Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 4:30 PM
“Hugs and Prayers for a dear neighbor and co-worker. She brought joy to so many lives. Deepest Sympathy Cindy Ewoniuk
- Cindy Ewoniuk
Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 4:30 PM
“We are sending our love and prayers to all the family. Keeping you in our thoughts.
Marietta and Gardner”
- Gardner & Marietta Polanchek
Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 4:30 PM
“I am very sorry to hear the loss of Katie I am from Belfield, ND and I remember when she lived in Belfield and she would always make three corners and bring them to our house she use to work for my mom (Helen Lindbo @ Trappers Kettle) she was a very special lady to our family!! Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during your recent loss!! Love Joy Gregory”
- Joy Gregory
Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 4:30 PM
“I’m so sorry for your loss. Katie was my mom’s roommate at St Luke Home in Dickinson ND. Thoughts and prayers. ”
- Karla schaff
Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 4:30 PM
“Sorry to hear of your loss. Katie was a very nice person. Never had a bad meal when she was cooking , and she always took time to say hi.”
- Darby OBrien
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Graveside service
Nevada Municipal Cemetery
1:30 p.m.
Friday, December 14, 2018


Fr. Rick Dagit


Nevada Municipal Cemetery
Nevada, IA